LATEST COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

FLORESTA PARQUE GOLF CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING

No 2017-03 HELD ON 9th June 09.30

 

Present: Geoffrey Harnett, Chairman

Mike Abbott, Captain

Dave Haddon, Treasurer

Rod Smith, Immediate Past Captain

Giles Fox, Secretary

Linda Anthony

 

1.      Company Matters

1.1.     The minutes of the committee meetings will be sent to Rui Gloria who will forward them to Nelson.

1.2.     Brian Newsham requested that the club consider introducing blue tees for competitions. Any friendly game can be played from whichever tee the player choses but as there is no slope index for the men to play from the red/blue tees they have to play all competitions from the white or yellow tees. The whole course would have to be re-sloped to facilitate such a change, which would be very expensive. The marshals will be asked to take consideration of wind conditions when positioning the tees on competition days.

2.      Apologies

2.1.     Ralph Griffin, Frank Finan

3.      Approval of Minutes

3.1.     The minutes of the previous meeting were approved and signed by the Captain.

4.      Matters Arising

4.1.     The money to fund the work on the shed has been released to GSA and this should be started soon.

4.2.     The new voucher system is working very well.

4.3.     Mike Abbott is to reply to Bob Woodworth’s letter regarding the distribution of prize fund monies.

  • Mike Abbott

4.4.     Mike Abbott is to reply to Andy Stephenson’s letter regarding handicaps and the stroke indexes on the course.

  • Mike Abbott

5.      Treasurers Report

5.1.     Cash position, consolidated as per accounts 31st May 2017:

31,738.86 euros

Less accruals: 8495.04 euros

Net cash available: 23,243.82 euros

6.      Handicaps

6.1.     All handicaps are up to date.

7.      Website

7.1.     Giles Fox reported that the website is up to date and that he is still looking for a new photo for the title page.

7.2.     A rule of golf will feature each month.

  • Giles Fox

8.      Events Update

8.1.     Captain v Vice Captain Competition. This will be re-arranged in October and the format will be a blind pairs competition.

8.2.     Members Day. A sheet will be placed on the board for the Barbeque, cost for non-members and guests €25.

8.3.     Club Championship. It is a two-day competition and members must compete both days to be eligible for prizes. The €10 entry fee covers the prizes and the buffet.

8.4.     Captain’s Away Trip, nearly 50 people have committed to taking part.

8.5.     Pepe Gancedo Trophy. Pepe Gancedo was the course architect who, sadly, died last year. Rui Gloria and GSA wish to commemorate his life by sponsoring a tournament. This will be held on 16th August and will be a board competition. Rui will issue a flyer nearer the date.

8.6.     Captain’s Day. This is on the 16th September, all arrangements are in hand.

9.      A.O.B

9.1.     Ladies v Men Competition will be on the 7th July not the 4th July as it appeared on the card rota.

 

Next meeting Friday 1st September 2017. 10.00

 

Meeting closed at 11.05

Distribution: Geoff Harnett, Rod Smith, Mike Abbott, Dave Haddon, Ralph Griffin,

Giles Fox, Linda Anthony, Frank Finan.

SATURDAY 17TH & SUNDAY 18TH JUNE, CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP, SINGLES MEDAL (WHITE TEES)

OVERALL RESULT (36 HOLES) GROSS

MEN

1ST M.ABBOTT 162

2ND B.HART 164 C/B

3RD D.ROBINSON 164

LADIES

1ST S.WEBB 160

2ND A. De JONGH 165

3RD G.ANDREW 183

OVERALL RESULT (36 HOLES) NET

MEN

1ST B.MURPHY 143

2ND T.JENNINGS 145

3RD S.ROBINSON 148

LADIES

1ST R.SMITH 147

2ND C.NEWLAND 150

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CLUB SPONSOR, BAPTISTA SUPER MERCADO, FOR THEIR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION FOR THE PRIZES AND CONTINUED SUPPORT

RULES OF GOLF – MATCH PLAY TIPS

I regularly receive requests for rulings relating to match play situations after a player has lost a hole, or the match, due to a Rules incident that they were not sure about. Most golfers play far more rounds of stroke play golf than match play golf and do not realise that there are several important differences in the Rules of these formats. Below are my 12 tips that every player should understand and remember before commencing a match.

1. You may practice on the course on the day of a match (Rule 7-1).

2. You must not touch your opponent’s ball in play, unless you are helping to search for it (Rule 18-3).  Do not mark an opponent’s ball on the putting green, unless they ask you to.

3. A concession of a hole may be given at any time and cannot be declined or withdrawn (Rule 2-4). You may putt out after receiving the concession, providing the action is not of assistance to your partner in in a four-ball or best-ball match.

4. Incorrect information (Rule 9-2). If you give your opponent wrong information about your score you must correct it before they make their next stroke, or you lose the hole. Similarly, if they give you wrong information.

5. Order of Play (Rule 10-1). If your opponent plays out of turn you may let their stroke stand, or require that they cancel the stroke and play again in the correct order. In four-ball match play, balls belonging to the same side may be played in the order that the side considers best.

6. After a stroke your ball hits your opponent, or their equipment (Rule 19-3). You may choose to replay the stroke, or accept it and play your next shot from where the ball had come to rest.

7. Putt from the putting green hits a ball at rest on the putting green (Rule 19-5). There is no penalty in match play, the other ball must be replaced and your ball played from where it comes to rest.

8. Four-ball match players representation of side (Rule 30-3a). One partner may play for any part, or all of a match, but if and when their partner arrives they must wait until the start of the next hole to join the match.

9. Four-ball match plays wrong ball (Rule 30-3c). If a player makes a stroke at a wrong ball their partner may continue play of the hole without penalty. If it was the partner’s ball that was played they must place a ball where it was wrongly played from.

10. Asking for and giving advice (Rule 8-1). If a third party gives unsolicited advice no penalty is incurred, but you must request that they do not do so again. You may not give advice to any team member other than your partner.

11. Ignoring an opponent’s breach of Rule (Rule 1-3). In match play, you do not have to call a penalty on your opponent if you witness a breach of Rule by them. But don’t discuss the breach with the opponent before teeing off at the next hole, or you could both be disqualified for agreeing to waive a Rule.

12. If you are unsure of a Rule or procedure try and resolve it with your opponent immediately (Rule 2-5).  But if you cannot agree, a claim has to be made before teeing-off at the next hole. You must notify your opponent that you are making a claim, agree the facts and ask the Committee for a ruling.

This last point is important. I receive several communications where a player was ‘bullied’ into accepting a ruling by their opponent, which was subsequently found to be incorrect – too late to affect the result. Opponents should not to get into an argument on the course, but should agree on the facts of the situation and seek an authoritative ruling from a Committee member, or someone else whose knowledge of the Rules can be trusted. If a timely official ruling is not received, the match should be continued and played to a conclusion whereby there is a definitive result, depending on whether the eventual ruling for the disputed hole was won by either side, or was halved.

Good golfing

WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE, PIN SPLITTER (YELLOW TEES)

1ST

A.STEPHENSON, G.ANDREW 47PTS

2ND

M.ABBOTT, J.BRENNAN 46PTS

3RD

D.BULL, L.BULL 43PTS C/B

4TH

P.HOLCROFT, S.HOLCROFT 43PTS C/B

5TH

R.KAY, D.HILL 43PTS

VISITORS

D.BEILBY, M.HIGGINSON 42PTS

SUNDAY 11TH JUNE, YELLOW BALL (YELLOW TEES)

1ST

M.ABBOTT, T.JENNINGS, T.ELLIOTT, J.REID 117PTS

2ND

L.MORRIS, T.MORRIS, B.POWELL, T.MURPHY 108PTS

3RD

L.ANTHONY, P.ANTHONY, C.NEWLAND, I.NEWLAND 107PTS

2’S

T.JENNINGS X2, B.NEWSHAM, S.WEBB, M.EVANS, B.MATTHEWS, J.BRODIE, C.PADGET

WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE, CHA CHA CHA (WHITE TEES)

1ST

J.BRODIE, P.FISHER, B.WOODWORTH, COMMITTEE MEMBERS CARD 118PTS

2ND

S.WEBB, A. De JONGH, R.SOOTHERDEN, D.HILL 113PTS C/B

3RD

D.WALLING, I.NEWLAND, C.NEWLAND, D.WALLING 113PTS

4TH

B.NEWSHAM, J.KENYON, B.MARSH, B.BECK 109PTS

2’S

B.HART X2, D.LONGMORE, L.LONGMORE, M.BERRY, S.WEBB, A. De JONGH, W.HARNETT

CLUB COMPETITIONS JULY-SEPT 2017 (NON MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME)

DATE COMPETITION TEE CARDS
       
SUN 02 JULY TRI COLOUR W/Y/R BM
WED 05 JULY SINGLES STABLEFORD W MB
FRI 07 JULY LADIES VS MEN Y LA
SUN 09 JULY PAIRS BETTER BALL MEDAL Y GH
WED 12 JULY AM AM Y NW
SUN 16 JULY INVISIBLE PRO W AP
WED 19 JULY PAIRS BETTER BALL 7 CLUB CHALLENGE Y HM
SUN 23 JULY SINGLES MEDAL Y MB
WED 26 JULY CHA CHA CHA W ME
SUN 30 JULY PAIRS AGGREGATE Y LA
 

WED 03 AUG

DUBAI STABLEFORD Y GH
SUN 06 AUG SINGLES MEDAL W DH
WED 09 AUG PAIRS BETTER BALL STABLEFORD Y LW
SUN 13 AUG YELLOW BALL Y GH
WED 16 AUG PEPE GANCEDO TROPHY. SINGLES STABLEFORD Y DH
SUN 20 AUG CHA CHA CHA W MA
WED 23 AUG AMERICAN GREENSOMES, CHARITY DAY Y LA
SUN 27 AUG AM AM W ME
WED 30 AUG SINGLES STABLEFORD Y DH
       
SUN 03 SEPT INVISIBLE PRO Y LW
WED 06 SEPT SINGLES MEDAL Y RS
SUN 10 SEPT PAIRS BETTER BALL 7 CLUB CHALLENGE W GH
WED 13 SEPT DUBAI STABLEFORD Y DW
SAT 16 SEPT CAPTAINS DAY Y RS
SUN 17 SEPT YELLOW BALL W AP
WED 20 SEPT PAIRS BETTER BALL Y ME
FRI 22-27 SEPT AUTUMN FESTIVAL    
       

 

AM ALAN MIDGLEY
AP ALLAN POOLEY
BM BRENDAN MURPHY
DH DAVID HADDON
DW DAVID WALLING
GH GEOFFREY HARNETT
HM HOWARD McEVOY
LA LINDA ANTHONY
LW LYNETTE WHITTAKER
MB MICK BERRY
ME MIKE EVANS
NW NORMAN WRIGHT
RAS REBECCA SMITH
RJS ROD SMITH
SD STEVE DAWSON

RACE TO BUDENS, MAY 2017

1 John Brodie   0
2 George Chadwick     62
3 Carol Newland     68
4 Ivor Newland     93
5 Phil Russell     101
6 Bob Hart     105
7 Marian Trott     113
8 Andy Stephenson     130
9 Gillian Andrew     130
10 Stephen Parkin     131
11 Peter Fisher     134
12 Michael Abbott     142
13 Gloria Pooley     146
14 Giles Fox     148
15 Tiago Borges     153
16 Allan Pooley     156
17 Bob Woodworth     156
18 David Bull     156
19 Lorraine Bull     157
20 Ann De Jongh     169

SUNDAY 4TH JUNE, SINGLES STABLEFORD (YELLOW TEES)

MEN DIVISION 1

1ST B.HART 33PTS, 2ND F.BORGES 32PTS C/B, 3RD B.NEWSHAM 32PTS

MEN DIVISION 2

1ST M.EVANS 35PTS, 2ND P.HOLCROFT 33PTS C/B, 3RD J.REID 33PTS

LADIES DIVISION 1

1ST H.BLYTH 33PTS

LADIES DIVISION 2

1ST S.HOLCROFT 36PTS

2’S

R.STEAD, J.BRODIE, L.ANTHONY

WEDNESDAY 31ST MAY, INVISIBLE PRO (YELLOW TEES)

1ST

J.REID, T.ELLIOTT, M.EVANS, COMMITTEE MEMBERS CARD 124PTS

2ND

J.BRODIE, B.WOODWORTH, P.FISHER, G.CHADWICK 115PTS

2,S

B.NEWSHAM, J.KENYON, D.BULL